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Loveless, Brenda K.
Heterotheca subaxillaris (Lam.) Britton & Rusby
Camphorweed, Camphor Weed
Synonym(s): Chrysopsis scabra, Heterotheca lamarckii, Heterotheca latifolia, Heterotheca latifolia var. arkansana, Heterotheca latifolia var. macgregoris, Heterotheca psammophila, Heterotheca scabra, Heterotheca subaxillaris var. latifolia, Heterotheca subaxillaris var. petiolaris, Heterotheca subaxillaris var. procumbens, Heterotheca subaxillaris var. psammophila
USDA Symbol: HESU3
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Yellow daisylike flower heads on tall, hairy stems; plant often has 1-sided, unbalanced look.
This native annual or biennial has been extending its range northward. It is unpalatable to grazing livestock on open range.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
, VA Native Distribution:
New Jersey and Delaware south to Florida; west to Texas, north to Kansas and Illinois. Native Habitat:
Sandy soils of prairies, waste places, and roadsides.
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0976
Collected Oct 30, 1994 in Bexar County by Mike FoxNPSOT 0482
Collected Jul 30, 1993 in Atascosa County by Louise MorrellNPSOT 0622
Collected Nov19,1993 in Bexar County by Judith C. Berry
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-0145
Collected 2007-09-03 in Travis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Record Last Modified: 2011-09-28
Research By: TWC Staff